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gives john boehner a blessing to push through a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling, but will republicans fall in line? we'll discuss the gop's deficit dilemma when luke russert joins us next on "now." jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. mmmm! itbut sleep train's huge foyear eends sunday. salels, get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. save even more on floor samples, demonstrators, and closeout inventory. plus, free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. don't wait, sleep train's year end clearance sale ends sunday. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> today, the house is expected to pass a bill that would suspend the debt ceiling for three months wit
boehner has an 18% approval rating. >> the debt that is crushing the future for our kids. >> this is a party, a retreat. >> a retreat of sorts. >> they may not even vote for this. >> it really is unacceptable. >> they will evolve or die, it is that simple. >> it will stand out as one of the great days. >> today marks 40 years. >> the 40th anniversary of roe v. wade. >> this allows a woman free choice. >> support for reproductive choice is at a record high. >> 54% believe abortion should be legal. >> there was an assault on women's access to reproductive health care. >> do i believe that the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes. >> 70% say it should not be overturned. >> this is a deeply personal issue, one that should be made by women. >> when times change, so must we. >> this time, all the president had to do to make republicans surrender was take the oath of office. today, house republican leadership made this announcement. >> our conference will look to vote on a measure tomorrow that will temporarily extend the debt ceiling. >> that measure, which is expecte
. >> thanks. >> nice to see you. >> same here. >> coming up. caught on tape, speaker john boehner says president obama wants to annihilate republic republican -- the republican party. even for boehner, that's a low point. plus, the right wing freak out over the president's inaugural address. america's changed. republicans haven't. also, hillary clinton, joe biden and what everybody is saying about them in 2016. it's a big show tonight. so stay with us. ♪ >>> have you joined the politics nation conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. believe it or not, everyone was speculating about 2016 today. will it be hillary clinton against joe biden? phil says it would be interesting to see who obama endorsed? it certainly would. the letter says obama runs the people in the country like our president. casey says it's time for a woman to run the show. sorry, joe, i'm for hillary. we've got more on the possible sweet 16 match-upcoming up later in the show. but, first, we want to hear your opinion. please head over to facebook and search politics nation and like us to join the conversation
harder under speaker boehner who has said -- and i quote -- "i don't feel comfortable scheduling any controversial legislation unless i know we have the votes on our side first." which sounds like he's saying he has to be able to produce a majority of the house out of just the republican caucus before bringing a bill. but whether it's the original hastert rule requiring a majority of the majority before they'll even bring a bill to the floor or what appears to be the boehner rule that they have to have the votes on our side first -- end quote -- it is a rule of obstruction. there are somewhere between 50 and 60 members of the house republican tea party caucus and a whole bunch more house republicans who are scared of the tea party and scared of what might happen to them if they get a tea party primary challenger. so getting a majority of his party together for anything reasonable is a challenge for speaker boehner. house republicans could not get a majority of their conference to support a highway bill. so the hastert rule kicked in, and there was no house highway bill. none. couldn'
obama let her at toout tud out after a john boehner comment is in the eye roll that is buzzing online. >> a beautiful view of clouds over the bay area. i'll let you know when we can suspect rain. >> live look at traffic it's overcast at this point. looks better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back >>> a frightening incident in spain. a woman collapses and falls on to tracks. people scurried around and a train was approaching. suddenly a police officer who was farther down jumped ton tracks and dragged her as you can see, to the opposite platform just seconds before the train entered the station. police say the woman tumbled after suffering a dizzy spell. >> there was nothing high school wrestlers could do about that. the senior somehow managed to walk away after this light fell on top of him. my goodness, he had only a small cut on his head. the spotlight is a trademark for the event held every year in the town. and perhaps maybe next year? >> wow. >> let's check on the forecast now. >> spencer christian. >> here is a time lapse view in emeryville. watch the clouds movi
rd. there's a new debt ceiling plan from speaker john boehner and the house republicans that could force senate democrats to finally show their hand and pass a budget. plus it's only day four of president obama's second term, but joe biden is already commenting on possibly running for the top job himself in 2016. we'll show you what he said in a minute. first the new developments in the debate over guns in america. the national rifle association last night delivered a sharp response to president obama's inaugural address. speaking in reno, nevada, way waywayn wayne lapierre lashed out at one word from president obama. >> we cannot mistake absolutism, or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> obama wants to turn the idea of absolutism into a dirty word, just another word for extremism. he wants you, all of you, and americans throughout all of this country, to accept the idea of principles as he sees fit. it's a way of redefining words so that commonsense is turned upside down and that nobody knows the difference. >> lapierre vowed not to give ground on gun control including effor
of stuff that people can come after you with. kind of the backdrop here is that house speaker john boehner has had some hiccups or headaches lately. it started late last year when house republicans struggled over how to deal with the george w. bush tax cuts. the house wanted them all extended for everybody. democrats are never on board. president obama was never going to be on board with the idea. so john boehner struggled in that situation, even coming up with an alternative plan for extending tax breaks for anyone making less than $1 million a year. he had to pull from the courthouse. so that was. a was. the next day, he also -- not the next day. excuse me, on january 1, they came back and finally agreed to raise tax rates for those incomes of people making $400,000 a year. that was a tough bill and proposal for him to put forward to, just because taxes went up at the end of the day. the next day he came back and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him
to be seen what common ground, if any we can find between the two sides. house speaker boehner wants to balance the budge net ten years but doing that would take massive spending cuts that democrats won't go for. we're back after the break. coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> hal: welcome to "the stephanie miller show." i'm hal sparks, of course filling in for a -- i guess one day and a half vacationing stephanie as she goes to see her mother. who turns 90 years old. >> i think she turned 90 yesterday. >
and john boehner in a back room, and we just sit around. >> so much of the disillusionment you hear from members who feel they're going to make a difference is exactly what you're talking about. and so much of the infighting is really not so much between the parties, while there's plenty of that, there is such a frustration between house and senate. they openly knock each other in the hallways because they operate differently. and we have this whole sort of filibuster battle going on in the senate. the rules and how do things get through. and on the house side over and over again, there's this weary sense of they've passed some things. they may not be popular everywhere, but they did pass a budget. so what they're trying to do with this no budget, no pay is to sort of turn up the screws on the senate. and so republicans hoping to not get the blame for some of these fights are trying to focus a light on the senate not passing a budget which most people don't even realize has happened. >> i get your point, though. it's got to be frustrating to see the big debates get resolved in this backr
. on the house floor today, speaker john boehner called the republican bill, "pretty simple." >> it says there should be no long term increase in the debt limit until there's a long term plan to deal with the fiscal crisis that faces our country. >> ifill: today, the house opted for short term, temporarily lifting the debt ceiling until may 19, then resetting the cap to cover any borrowing over the current limit-- $16.4 trillion. and for now, republicans will not force immediate spending cuts. the party's new strategy would achieve that goal by forcing congress to pass a budget. house budget committee chair-- and last year's vice presidential nominee-- paul ryan. >> here's the point, we have a law, it's called the budget act, it requires that congress passes a budget by april 15. all we're saying is, "congress, follow the law, do your work, budget. and the reason for this extension is so we can have the debate we need to have." >> ifill: as added incentive, the house bill says, if there is no budget, then lawmakers won't get paid. after it passed today by a bipartisan vote of 285 to 144,
the gop should embrace obama. so if you are talking to john boehner or mitch mcconnell, you will have sort of a different message to them. i don't consider you a liberal democrat or a right-wing republican. right? politics aside. >> i am sort of down the middle. so why would you argue that thegol g.o.p. should embrace obama? >> i didn't write that headline. my friends wrote it but the gist of this article is, is that if you look at everything obama did or most of the things he did over the past four years, his big policies, he borrowed them from past republican presidents. i went all the way back to nixon. nix on raised taxes on the rich cut them on the poor. ronald reagan backed an assault weapons ban. ronald reagan was the first president to support what we now call cap and trade. ronald reagan. when i tweeted that yesterday, when i wrote about it, of course, i got bombarded with the usual, oh, you are just full of it, bravenld u.s. you don't know what you are talking about. def -- brand u.s. you don't know what you are talking about. people don't get it. r
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of the united states senate. over the last year when speaker boehner and the president were close to an agreement, the speaker walked away because members in your own conference did not want to compromise. it would have been better to approach this in a bipartisan way. to engage in leadership of your party and i engage our leadership to go through a committee process, where you did have a bipartisan -- you mentioned this was mr. cooper's idea. i looked up the bill, the bill you are basing this on and mr. cooper didn't mention the debt ceiling and another bill, said if we default on our debts, congressional pay is the last thing that gets resolved. so this is different than that. i go on record, i don't believe we should be politicizing and happy we aren't going to default immediately because we are going to kick the can down the road. but i'm tired by governing by gimmicks. then't know if withholding pay of senators is going to be a big deal, but that's not the way this process should work. it shouldn't be about gimmicks or crisis to crisis. if we want to start off on the right fo
of you gentlemen friends of this show i wish you a happy new year. mr. boehner attached a bublg et to this. >> there are no specific cuts. where in medicare or the pentagon are they going to cut? they have to specify that before you can have a serious conversation. i don't think members of congress should be playing with fiscal fire which is what we are doing when we use a tactic as a threat to plunge america into defought. i believe that republicans and democrats should denounce using that as a threat. your previous guests gave goodness about the economy. the biggest threat about the economy is congressional dysfunction. >> do you have a response to peter walsh. >> lord knows if we could have a balance absed budget. but you made this deal yeah, we are going to extend the debt ceiling. now, it gets attached to a balanced budget. >> two points, in regard to congressman welch. when you have liberal s ip the house and senate, that is their plan to spend more money. i know you are talking about our budget larry, but we have to step back. there is going to be no budget that takes place
: house speaker john boehner said republicans were willing to suspend the debt ceiling for three months. sending democrats to act. >> it has been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis. no budget; no pay. it is time for the senate to act. >> reporter: the white house called the move by house republicans "significant," though the administration still argues a short-term extension of borrowing authority does not go far enough. >> what we support is a long- term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills. >> reporter: at a house hearing on the debt ceiling debate, simon johnson, a former chief economist for the i.m.f. warned the continuing controversy could roil global markets and hurt the u.s. at home. >> if you don't raise the debt ceiling now, or if you postpone this confrontation, if you say every 60, 90, or 100 days, we're going to again have t
. [applause] >> on c-span2 night, house speaker john boehner and house republicans discussed federal spending in the national debt. then the house rules committee. a house ways and means committee and why he thinks the debate should be different -- separate from the talks. house speaker john boehner and other house republicans briefed reporters on a vote on the debt ceiling. the house will vote wednesday on a measure that will occur -- extend the debt limit until may 19. included is a provision that if congress fails to pass a budget by april 15, lawmakers salaries will be held in escrow. this is 10 minutes. >> good afternoon. good evening. >> hard-working taxpayers understand that they have to balance their budgets from every week to every month. they also believe it's time for washington to balance its budget. over the last four years, house republicans have offered plans. our budget plans. we have done our budgets, but it's been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid, that is the basis for no budget, no
's the luncheon.where the first lady sat next to house speaker john boehner. photos and video suggest she wasn't even pretending to enjoy that. some observers say michelle obama was rolling her eyes. and even when boehner touched her arm and tried to talk to her.she mostly ignored him and refused to make eye contact. it's been described as 'rude.' >> but no one is criticizing little sasha for a big yawn during her father's speech yesterday. she's only 11 after all.and it was a long day. the inaugural yawn has gone viral. she's clearly unaffected by the global audience. another sign of normal. sasha and malia spent a lot of time during the parade - playing with their phones. they were taking pictures of their parents. they were texting. but look at the president on the right -- he's on 'his' phone too. this is his beloved blackberry. staffers have tried to get him to upgrade or maybe try something different, like an i-phone -- but he refuses to part with his blackberry. >> there are new developments photo was used as the "face" of the twitter account of manti te'o's supposed girlfriend says the
comentario de jhon boehner y hasta que le lanza una mirada de reojo, y lo vuelve a mirar soslayadamente, en un gesto que algunos consideran despectivo, es uno de los diferentes momentos que estuvieron en toda la toma de posesiÓn, comenzando por el tropiezo de palabras. la que nunca tropezÓ fue sashaque sa la paso saltando. malia iniciÓ pasos de baile. y sacha no dejama de limpiarse algo. hubo desde invitados de lujo hasta los no invitados como este hombre que se manifestaba. sasha no pudo evitar un largo bostezo. tambiÉn hubo momentos solemnes como este despuÉs del discurso. durante 30 segundos obama se detuvo para guardar por siempre en su memoria la imagen de la que serÍa su Última toma de posesiÓn, y no sabÍamos si eran nervios, porque el presidente no dejaba de mascar chicle. y hasta la orquesta que viajÓ desde florida lo hizo bailar. nada como el baile romÁntico con su esposa. momentos memorables que quisieron retratar con sus telÉfonos como este beso entre papa y mamÁ. >>> para ellas no es el presidente obama, o la primera dama, simplemente son papa y mamÁ. se vio que la
completed an evaluation of that same keystone pipeline. john boehner had this to say about it. he said nebraska's approval of the new keystone xl pipeline route means there is no bureaucratic excuse, hurdle or catch president obama can use to delay this project any further. he and he alone stands in the way of tens of thousands of new jobs and energy security. i mean, that's putting it right on the president. >> here is the reality about the keystone pipeline that comes from canada to the united states to deliver oil. that oil is going to somewhere no matter what. this is becoming an ideological touchstone in washington but it doesn't mean a whole lot. that oil will find its way to china, the united states, to europe wherever it's needed whether the pipeline comes to the united states or it goes across canada and off the coast of vancouver british columbia. this dc fight has very little meaning in the larger picture. >> michael: but those dc fights change the way we talk about it. >> they do. >> michael: it will be the centerpiece for however long for a moment or months of conversation
that it wasn't able to accomplish the objective. that he himself has said he plays golf with boehner but then nothing happened after that. but i think he still has room to get the democrats in those rooms more, to bring them over more, to keep his own base happy and going. i think it is in his dna. one of the other interesting things he said in the interviews in that first term he really wanted to spend time with his kids, they were growing up. that's the base of his security, it's the base of who he is. thank god we have a grounded president but now they don't want to spend time with him anymore so he's got more time to have these democrats floating around. >> i've been very puzzled why george bush, he went to bed at 9:30 but you could do a lot of before 9:30 if you needed to. you don't have to have long endless dinners but you do have to have people in and out of house. george h.w. bush took a polaroid camera and have congressmen sit on the lincoln bedroom and take a picture of it knowing no congressman was going to throw away a picture taken by the president of the united states.
with very much. >> he has two problems. one is the republicans won the house of representatives. boehner was elected leader of the house as much as the president was elected to run the executive branch. so he can't pass something through congress without getting a republican house. he has another problem, that's a democratic senate. 20 democrats are up for re-election in 2014. they're not as left wing as he is. they certainly didn't get elected in states as democrat and blue as obama did. so he's asking those guys to go out in front on his tax policies, his spending policies. remember, he just signed to make permanent 85% of the bush tax cuts in dollar terms, 99% of the bush tax cuts in terms of who was affected. these are tax cuts the democratic party has run against for 12 years as a bad idea from start to finish. so the republicans made a hundred steps forward and took back either one or 15 steps and then obama locked it in. why? largely because democrats in the senate did not want to be attached to the size of tax increases that the president wanted. so he has a democrat senate that'
boehner after the passage of a bill that temporarily suspends the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling through mid-may. it passed in the house of 285-144. briefing is about 15 minutes. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good afternoon everyone. with the passage of this bill today, it's pretty clear that we are sending a message to the democrat-controlled senate, it's time to do your job. the principle is pretty simple. no budget, no pay. american families have to do a budget and they understand you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. we're committed to doing a budget on the house side, a budget that will balance over the next 10 years. it's time for the senate and the president to show the american people how they are willing to balance the budget over the next 10 years. >> today's vote was the first step towards trying to resolve the nation's fiscal crisis in a responsible manner. look forward to working with the white house and the senate to do so. it's interesting to note with after almost four years
obama not to tear up. >> jennifer: or john boehner for pete's sake. >> right. and it is heard breaking and our leaders are human beings, and i think it's awesome that we recognize them as human beings, and it's those human reactions that make me feel good about the fact that the decisions they make will be guided by both the brain, and the heart, the right way to do it. >> jennifer: yeah, you are exactly right about that. you put it so well. >> i think for her -- i think -- >> jennifer: go ahead. >> i was just going to say -- i -- i don't think anybody thinks hillary clinton is weak. so i think when you have a human moment like that it doesn't take away from her standing in our world at all. >> jennifer: i agree. the other person who is sort of a heart-centered person in the administration is joe biden. >> yeah. >> jennifer: and they are both -- joe and hilary very close and of course potentially competitors in a 2016 run. do you think that would actually happen? would one of them step back for the other? because they are very dear friends? >> here is the one thing
for reigning in that spending. >> well, and i think so, and this is where speaker boehner has the perfect opportunity to change the narrative by forcing everything through regular legislative order. you control what goes to the floor. don't reauthorize programs. i would love to have the nation debate the question, should we not reauthorize americorp or cut the marine come. they'll ask what's americorp? what's it do? the speaker can start the process if he has the discipline to adhere to regular order and exercises his control -- neil: running with their tail between their legs, running scaredded, lost the election, doesn't mean they lost the backbone or resolve or whatever used to be in their dna that showed some discipline. they lost that now, and seeded it to a president who talked up entitlements in the speech, talked the merits of government spending, strongly as ronald reagan did, the dangers of government spending, and these might be new times. how do they challenge them? >> well, again, i think they challenged them by getting back on to the floor, get a budget, force a budget to be
, and the senate and the house putting a budget together. john boehner said his budget republicans will release shortly will balance the budget in 10 years. david: rich edson, one of the best reporters i know in washington. we are awaiting the numbers on apple. the stock is about 30% off of the all-time high in fall. could we see the earnings decline for the first time in almost 10 years? keep it right here, a very important our coming straight up. sandra: seaway president of iceland is against big bank bailouts. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. sandra: you think our ranking crisis was ba back in 2008? it was, but imagine iceland. their three against banks failed. they just failed, the banks of the same leveraged that our state of the governments took the opposite approach of the u.s. so did the world end? hardly so, david. david: the world economic forum with a leader who had to make that tough choice. liz: david, the world hardly froze up and ended for iceland. sure, they had majo have major , 10% unemp
the boehner rule wouldn't not apply any more. there is a couple of things that guided the republicans in the last two years, or the last decade and that raises the flags for me. but i think it's not republicans that are looking for relevance. i think it's washington as a whole looking for relevance. we're running trillion dollar deficits. and for what would be the fifth straight year and the reality is s&p is downgraded us. they have sent the downgrade possibility sent notice. and we're still acting as if it's still 1995 or 2000 where we aren't running trillion dollar deficits. and but -- i hope it's not the case, but if in the meantime with all of these games as we move around the messaging and try to figure out resequencing and everything. if moon anies follows through the threat that america is not a credit rating -- worthy of aaa credit rating. that's the serious reality. you have the political reality and the economic real fip i hope it doesn't happen. i don't know how long question continue 0 to go on. i don't think we have ten years to actually somehow find a path to balance. i
's constitutional and everybody knows it is a cover for a strategic retreat from the principle that john boehner articulated earlier that the only amount of debt limit increase that's going to pass is going to have dollar for dollar spending cuts. that's very hard to do, for democrats, for republicans, for anybody in washington, and so he's backed away from that, and now he's going to try to see if he can pass it with republican votes. the importance of this principle from a democratic point of view is they've broken with the idea that the debt limit is so important that it needs to be enforced. that's why senate democrats say they will pass this next week by an overwhelming margin if it passes the house. the white house says it won't block it and house democrats, if you read between the lines, they're urging their members to vote against it, but they don't mind this proposal one bit. here is chris van hollen, the ranking democrat on the house budget committee today. >> the good news is that our congressional republican olleagues have finally recognized that america must pay its bills and meet i
in that meeting house speaker john boehner announced that house budget chairman paul ryan, the former vice presidential candidate is working on a plan to balance the budget in less than 10 years. that gives some reassurance to conservatives who are anxious about voting to authorize more debt, shep. >> shepard: democrats, mike, said they wanted a longer extension. what's the word from them on this proposal? >> well, the senate majority leader harry reid didn't fully embrace the house plan. he also didn't say no either. but over at the white house, well, they are saying the president would sign it. >> the bill still has to overcome some concerns expressed by members of the house and the senate before it can pass both chambers and reach the president's desk. if it does, and it reaches the president's desk, he would not stand in the way of the bill becoming law. >> if the president is not going to block it that would seem to add pressure on senator reid to take it up and act on it and that may force a budget to get done before long. shep? >> shepard: see what happens. mike emanuel on capitol h
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. >> like the sound of that. >> it was a good move by boehner and the republicans to float on new year's day, they said, for now we'll agree to these tax increases but we're going to wait. we'll try to make our move a little later when we get more information to what it would really mean to make the bluff. their float turned out well because they decided before it came to a head their big bluff wouldn't work and came up with a best plan. melissa: you talk about who the best rail bird is. the person doesn't participate in the game but sitting on the side commenting. you say it is bernanke. i think it is me. that is all we do here. we're the ultimate rail birds. my whole job is built on being a rail bird. i sit on the sidelines -- >> fox business is definitely would be the best rail birds in all of this. i think you have a very good case to make for that. melissa: what advice would you give to republicans because you're a championship poker player? they seem to have a weak hand but there is always a way to win so what would you tell them? what should they do? >> well if i were playing this han
tomorrow, the boehner ruled but not applied dollar for dollar cuts for the debt ceiling the guided republicans in the last two years or decades and every system that flags for me. i think it's not republicans that are looking for relatives. i think his washington as a whole looking for relevance. we're running trillion dollars deficit is and would be the fifth straight year. the reality is s&p's downgraded. midis has sent the notice and we are still at the nsa's it's still 1995 where we are running dollars deficit. i hope it's not the case, but in the meantime all these games trying to figure out we frequent the, america's sunday aaa -- worthy of aaa rating. that's the serious reality. i hope that doesn't happen, but i don't know how but we can continue to go on. i don't think we have 10 years to somehow find a path to balance. we need to move my quick read. our mission to assessed the question, is very ten-year balanced-budget proposal in their and i don't know the answer. we don't have the numbers from the cbo, but our leadership has to have committed to that, different answers f
't know the answer to that for sure. much ado about nada. >>> in this clip you see boehner saying something to the president and he taps the first lady. watch her roll her eyes there. he's she's even acting like a girl with bangs now. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. for the fourth day in a row the midwest is suffering with dangerous cold temperatures. >> take a look across the country. 30 below in northern minnesota. 19 below in northern maine. all part of this arctic air mass with its singing subzero windchill moving east. and the low temperatures are expected to last until the weekend. dean reynolds is braving and we do mean braving the numbing cold in minneapolis. dean, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle, charlie, and norah. well, it is 7 degrees now in minneapolis, but i wouldn't break out the hawaiian shirts just yet. it's not expected to get much warmer than that. we're seeing snow heavy lake-effect snow in ohio and in upstate new york this morning as well. and as you say, these cold conditions are expected to
reid says the senate will pass it. >> i thank speaker boehner for his leadership in diffusing a fight over the debt ceiling debate. >> now the white house says the president will not stand in the way of this bill becoming law but they are seeking a longer term debt ceiling solution as are democrats and republicans. the problem is, how are you going to do it? republicans say they will come out with a budget that makes sure the balanced budget occurs in the u.s. by the next 10 years, but they say they don't have to raise taxes to do it. democrats are still looking for increased tax revenue. they say the spending cuts republicans want are too deep. we have put this off for a few months, if indeed it does pass the senate and goes onto the white house and become law we still have the major fundamentals differences in budgeting between democrats and republicans and we'll have to deal with that here in d.c. in the next few months. back to you. tracy: rich edson, thank you very much. that notion that their paycheck is dangling, you have got to believe is a little bit after fire. ashley: gets
problems is what speaker boehner and our great majority leader, eric cantor, are trying to do. they are bringing legislation to this floor that adequately begins the process before we get in trouble. five-page bill. ordered up exactly as the doctor would have wanted. in english where you can understand it, where it doesn't take a legal degree or for you to have to be in the house for 30 years to figure out what we are trying to say. what we are trying to say is right here. and that is, if the house and senate work together, we do a budget, we lay out to the american people what we are trying to do, we work with the president. we tell this administration and the government what we are doing, the american people can have confidence in this. i support this settlement. in fact, as chairman of the rules committee, i am asking for our members and all members of this body, to please see this as a responsible way to deal with the problems that are immediately in front of us but before it becomes a crisis. before it becomes something that we cannot deal with as effectively in bringing
under the so-called boehner rule where they were going to require a measure of deficit reduction, a spending cut for every dollar that they increase the debt limit. they have at least postponed that for four months, giving the president the debt ceiling increase that he wanted till may. the house passed the measure by 285-144 vote and it's a bipartisan showing on an initiative brought fourth by the republicans to control that chamber, days after president obama gave an inaugural speech at that seemed to carry some pointed attacks directored at the republican party. here are excerpts of that. >> we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky. or happiness for the few. the commitments we made to each other, through medicare, medicaid and social security. these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. [applaus [applause]. they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take t
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